DOLGEVILLE, N.Y. — The Dolgeville Blue Devils’ long run of league championships is all but over following a 3-1 loss at home Friday against Herkimer’s Magicians.
The 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23 victory gave Herkimer a sweep of the Blue Devils in Kristen Guernsey’s first season as varsity coach. Dolgeville previously split two matches with Cooperstown and sits third behind the Magicians and Hawkeyes in the Center State Conference’s Division II standings.
Dolgeville entered the season with a streak of 18 consecutive outright or shared league titles in the Inter Valley League and Center State Conference.
Cooperstown swept three games at Herkimer Dec. 16 and has lost only to Dolgeville in league play. The first Cooperstown match is Herkimer’s only CSC-II loss. The teams meet again Jan. 27 in Cooperstown.
Caitlyn Roorda had 11 kills, six blocks, two aces, an assist and 15 digs for Herkimer (8-3, 3-1 CSC-II) Friday; Jami Peters had 30 assists, 10 digs, an ace and a kill; Natalie Schrader had nine kills and two blocks; Elly Pontius had 17 digs; Paige Klock had 10 digs, five kills and two aces; and Krista Green had eight kills and seven digs.
Emilie Bode had 11 kills, two blocks and two digs for Dolgeville (8-5, 3-3 CSC-II); Kaylee Brandow had 23 digs and six kills; Taylor Brandow had 11 kills, two blocks, 18 digs and an ace; Annabelle Lee had two kills, a block, an assist and two digs; Katie Millard had 20 digs and an ace; Abby Mosenthin had eight kills, two aces, an assist and 26 digs; Courtney Normoyle had 17 assists, two aces and six digs; and Courtney Rachon had 18 assists, five kills, an ace and 10 digs.
Dolgeville won 25-12, 25-19 in junior varsity play.
Herkimer has a match Monday in Van Hornesville against Owen D. Young. Dolgeville next plays Tuesday at home against Frankfort-Schuyler.
MT. MARKHAM 3
SMITHFIELD, N.Y. — Mt. Markham dropped Friday’s first game on the road but won the next three and the Mustangs handed the Morrisville-Eaton Warriors their first loss of the season.
The comeback gave Mt. Markham a 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Section III’s reigning Class C-2 champion.
Claire Ladlee had 10 kills, three blocks, one ace and one dig for Mt. Markham (11-2, 4-1 CSC-III); Hannah Barrett had 15 assists, one ace and one dig; Carryn Williams had four kills, two blocks and one dig; Brianna Wilcox had one kill and two digs; Kaleigh Bryce had 17 assists, two kills, one block, one ace and eight digs; Courtney Thompson had 10 kills and one block; Bridget Wilcox had 25 digs, nine kills and two aces; Olivia Thomson had 13 digs and one kill; and Megan Wool had four aces and 13 digs.
Shelby Brown had 15 assists, 11 digs and one kill for Morrisville-Eaton (10-1, 3-1 CSC-III); Savannah Allen had 12 digs, five kills and three aces; Helen Judge had six kills, an ace and nine digs; Natalie Diable had three kills, an ace and two digs; Jenna Kent had 23 digs and one ace; Rachel Spring had three kills and two blocks; Sandy Clark had four aces, three assists and seven digs; and Cloe King had one kill and one dig.
Page 2 of 3 - The Mustangs play at home Wednesday against Sauquoit Valley.
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LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — The Little Falls Mounties ended a season-long victory drought Friday when they came back from a two games-to-one deficit at home and defeated Frankfort-Schuyler 3-2.
The visiting Maroon Knights had taken their 2-1 lead by dominating the third game but Little Falls won tightly-contested fourth and fifth games to close out its 23-25, 25-19, 8-25, 25-23, 25-21 victory.
The Mounties let an 11-7 lead slip away in the fifth game and trailed, briefly, at 12-11. A hit into the net by Frankfort-Schuyler gave Little Falls a 13-12 edge on the changeover. The Maroon Knights never regained the lead but tied the score at 18, 19, 20 and 21. Frankfort-Schuyler sent two of its final three serves into the net and Little Falls claimed the last four points, closing out the win with a hit by Lindsey Tolman that landed inside the back line. The Mounties broke the 21-all tie when Samantha Ackerman won a joust at the net then Kali Yerina served out the game.
Samantha Dewan had seven kills, two aces and three digs for Little Falls (1-12, 1-4 CSC-II); Ackerman had five kills, four assists and three digs; Lauren Shepardson had four kills, six assists and three digs; Carolyn Alford had four aces, one kill and four digs; Yerina had three aces, two kills and six digs; Tolman had two aces, three kills and three digs; Tara Van Alstine had two kills and five digs; Courtney Liddon had two aces, one kill and two digs; Christina Deschene had one ace, one kill and three digs; Winter Polnak had two aces and two digs; and Kourtney Moser had two digs.
Brianna Manzo had five aces, five kills, 10 blocks and 10 assists for Frankfort-Schuyler (3-7, 1-2 CSC-II); Marina Skorina served seven aces and had nine kills; Alyssa Unsinn had nine kills, seven blocks, two aces and one assist; and Jamie Juliano had three aces, 15 assists and five digs.
Frankfort-Schuyler won the junior varsity match in three games, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21.
Each team travels to Dolgeville to play its next match, Frankfort-Schuyler Tuesday and Little Falls Wednesday.
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ILION, N.Y. — The Central Valley Academy Thunder took two of Friday’s first three games but Adirondack won the last two, earning the Wildcats a 18-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-20 victory on the road.
Nichole Sears had 11 kills, three aces and 10 digs for Adirondack (4-5, 3-2 CSC-I); Emily Coscomb had eight kills, two blocks, eight digs and an ace; Aliza Mathis had 20 assists, four kills, three aces and 4 digs; and Autumn Thayer had eight kills and two digs.
Amanda Dahl had eight kills and eight blocks for Central Valley Academy (4-7, 2-5 CSC-I); Kacey Visser had five aces, five kills, three block, three assists and 15 digs; Megan Connor had 25 digs, seven kills, two blocks and two aces; Alicia Ceneviva had 19 assists, four aces and three digs; and Lynnsey Buckley had eight kills, two blocks, seven digs and an assist.
Page 3 of 3 - Adirondack was a 2-0 junior varsity winner.
Central Valley Academy plays at Clinton Tuesday.